Badly Drawn Boy
About Badly Drawn Boy
As Badly Drawn Boy, Damon Gough puts a fresh spin on the traditions of classic singer/songwriters like Harry Nilsson and John Lennon. When he emerged in the late '90s, his style centered on intricate, lilting melodies, quirky but heartfelt lyrics, and offbeat production touches, but Gough soon defined himself as a remarkable talent with 2000's The Hour of Bewilderbeast, his Mercury Prize-winning debut album. He struck gold again with the 2002 soundtrack About a Boy, which polished the charm of his songwriting while avoiding sentimentality. Later records of the 2000s embellished his sound with ornate production, but Gough also recorded stripped-down material in line with his early work. With 2020's Banana Skin Shoes, he returned from a lengthy hiatus for an even-handed mix of adventurous pop and poignant ballads.
HOMETOWNBolton, Lancashire, England
BORNOctober 2, 1969